Archive | September, 2012

Perfect job? Not likely…Perfect Service? Much more realistic!

 

 

Perfect job?  Not likely…Perfect Service?  Much more realistic!

 

The weekend is winding down.  Football games, golf, time with the family, sleeping in a little, and checking the mind out of work was nice for a few days.  But now it’s time to get back to work.

 

And even if you have a job that you love, it takes work to shift back into gear, take on the challenges of the work environment and give it your all.  No job, no matter how wonderful it might seem to be, is perfect.

 

You might love what you do, but that doesn’t mean everything is hunky dory all day long.  There are always difficult people to deal with, tight deadlines, hundreds of different project needs to complete, and not enough time in the day to complete it all.  No matter what, realize every work environment, regardless of how perfect it might seem, will bring challenges and test your abilities.

 

So let go of the Monday blues, NOT by wondering if you belong in a different job.  Rather, make the most of your situation and work environment by focusing on perfect service.  Focus on bringing the best of what you have to offer to the table, always.  Bring the best attitude, the best mindset, the best energy and willingness to give your all at your place of work.  Leave at the end of the day with no regrets, no hard feelings towards anything or anyone.  Leave knowing you gave perfectly of yourself.  Be a person of service, complete service.  You’ll sleep way better at night!

 

Affirmation

I will give of all that I have, my very best, the entire week

 

When you ask, “Hi, how are you?” Do you really want to know?

When you ask, “Hi, how are you?”  Do you really want to know?

 How often have you asked the question to someone; How are you today?  What are you really looking for in terms of an answer?  “Great, just fine, good or miserable or awful?”

My question to you is this; do you really want to know?  How often memory, instinct, and habit take over our conversations?  Said differently, would you wait around to dig a little deeper, hang there with someone, really find out how he’s doing if you ask him the question?

I fall into the same trap as everyone else, instantly asking a question like “how are you?” without really expecting or wanting any type of earth shattering answer.  God forbid when someone replies, “God awful.”  What do I do then?  “Oh, sorry to hear about that.  Well, I guess I’ll see you later.”

Do we really care or want to know how people are really doing?  Will we be there for them if they really need us?  Conversely, would they even tell us the truth?

Here’s my challenge for you:  Care… about the type of question that you ask someone, really mean it or don’t ask it at all.

Don’t ask a question just to spark a conversation, just because you have nothing to say.  And if you aren’t really interested or just don’t have time to listen, simply say, “I just wanted to say hi.”  And then stop.  Nothing else.  Yes, it might be an awkward moment, but what’s worse?  You asking a question that you really don’t want the answer to, or them believing you really don’t care anyway?

If you can, be as sincere and genuine as you can.  People will know the difference.

 

Affirmation

Mean what I say, Mean what I ask, or don’t say or ask at all